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i cant seem to get 3.05Ghz i always get a BSOD and im too scared to go over 1.5V(maybe im paranoid?) is it my board being a pos?
if i leave it at stock clocks and unlock it(it does unlock) will it beat my 9750? at 2,82GHz?

thanks

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1593173 highest i got without BSOD


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It will definitely beat the 9750 because of the extra cache.
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It will definitely beat the 9750 because of the extra cache.
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1593247 i think im going to see if 4th core will be stable at 3.055Ghz i need alot of voltage though but it idles cool as ice 23C
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Idle temps are practically irrelevant. Load temps are the only one to watch. 1.5 volts is CRAZY high for that 3.05ghz overclock. Please answer the following questions:

Have you upped the CPU-NB or NB volts at all?

Is your NB overclocked too (leaving multi @ x10 or have you downclocked?)

How are you testing your overclock stability (what programs)?

What are your load temps, and approximate ambient temps?
 
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Oh, and your board is an official P.O.S.

4-pin CPU power, almost NO chipset cooling, what appears to be terrible VRM stages.

You shouldn't expect a high overclock at all, and you WILL kill your board putting 1.5v into an x3/x4 Phenom II. That's an inevitable fact.
 
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Idle temps are practically irrelevant. Load temps are the only one to watch. 1.5 volts is CRAZY high for that 3.05ghz overclock. Please answer the following questions:

Have you upped the CPU-NB or NB volts at all?

Is your NB overclocked too (leaving multi @ x10 or have you downclocked?)

How are you testing your overclock stability (what programs)?

What are your load temps, and approximate ambient temps?
haven't tested stability yet, only has option for nb voltage and it at +85mV and i dont have option for changing multiplier on nb
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Oh, and your board is an official P.O.S.

4-pin CPU power, almost NO chipset cooling, what appears to be terrible VRM stages.

You shouldn't expect a high overclock at all, and you WILL kill your board putting 1.5v into an x3/x4 Phenom II. That's an inevitable fact.
it has an 8 pin cpu power i had my old cpu at 235MHz reference for over a year
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